Chapter status is welcome to groups across the country who are interested in fostering strong connections between their families, the Korean American community, and Korean culture. The requirements are simple:
- That chapters of Korean Focus be open to anyone with an interest in adoption from Korea: adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and their families and friends.
- That chapters of Korean Focus be non-profit, volunteer organizations.
- That chapters of Korean Focus be independent organizations unattached to adoption agencies, adoption professionals or adoption support providers. Collaboration with and support from these organizations is welcome.
- That chapters of Korean Focus be unaffiliated with specific religious denominations or churches. Collaboration with and support from these organizations is welcome.
To list a new chapter of Korean Focus on this web page or for further information on starting a chapter, please contact Korean Focus via email or at Korean Focus, 1906 Sword Lane, Alexandria, VA 22308.
Korean Focus of Metro DC offers information and support to families interested in Korean culture and the Korean American community. Korean Focus chapters in Cincinnati, Northern Maryland and the Northwest offer the same support to families in those areas. Our members and friends include adoptive families, adopted Korean Americans, and Korean American families. Contact Korean Focus Metro DC
Korean Focus – Cincinnati, started 16 years ago, and became a Korean Focus group in 1999. KF Cincinnati’s sponsors a number of annual events, including a New Year Dinner celebration, Children’s Day picnic and Chusok Festival. Other programs include monthly “Mom’s Night Out” and “Dad’s Night Out”, weekly play groups, Mom/daughter or Mom/son evenings, the Annual Family Ice Cream Social, a bimonthly book club, annual parents meeting, annual camp-out, and the KF Cincinnati newsletter. Contact Korean Focus Cincinnati
Korean Focus NW, which locally calls itself “Mugunghwa,” after the beautiful and resilient Korean national flower, has been active for many years with playgroups and ongoing activities and support for over 100 families. Officially formed in the summer of 2005, KFNW’s mission, providing support for families with children of Korean heritage – through social activities, educational programs and cultural celebrations, includes outreach to Korean Americans as well as to newly created adoptive families and forming strong bonds between families built through Korean adoption and the Korean American community in the Pacific Northwest.KFNW events include an annual fall Chusok festival, Children’s day celebration each May, a traditional Lunar New Year dinner, summer family camping weekend, Korean cooking, language and craft classes, regular playgroup activities and many other opportunities for building community throughout the year. Contact Korean Focus Northwest
Korean Focus-Indiana, Inc. (KFI) is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 tax–exempt organization that exists to support children adopted from Korea and their families who reside in the state of Indiana.
The most important mission for KFI is to provide to the child adopted from Korea, a place where they can learn, grow and share with other Korean adoptees. KFI hopes to provide a place of mutual understanding where our children can connect with one another and with the Korean American community, all while learning about the rich heritage of their birth country; its customs, culture, art, history and language. Korean Focus-Indiana also recognizes that parenting a child adopted transracially/transculturally requires unique knowledge, skills, understanding and support. KFI seeks to provide member families with connectivity and community as well as to provide resources for, and education on, adoption parenting. Contact Korean Focus Indiana
KF Metro DC welcomes the newest Korean Focus chapter: Korean Focus Pittsburgh. Details coming soon, in the meantime visit the chapter Facebook page for information about events, activities and contact.